"For The First Time In Generations, Snoqualmie Tribe Has Land"

"The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe has purchased thousands of acres of ancestral forestlands in east King County, land that holds special meaning to the people who have been without a reservation for generations.

“This means a whole new level of connection," says Jaime Martin, a tribal member and Executive Director of Governmental Affairs.

They have named the land the Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Forest.

"The land is is not just a place, it's connected to us as people," Martin said. "And so I think including our ancestors in that title is really critical and important, and speaks to the tribes values in this transaction.""

Diana Opong reports for KUOW February 4, 2022.

Source: KUOW, 02/09/2022